Thursday, June 2, 2011
Doing a bit of yarn over in those stolen moments when the little one sleeps, has helped me be more in the moment. I am learning to make my chains a bit looser and to always try and count the stitches. Having ventured into a bit more of challenge, I have become stumped on row 4. I think I will just keep going with how I understand the pattern and then look back and see if it works. The plan is to make a bundle of thank you packages. My list is long.
The rain keeps on coming. Cooped up with the kiddo and 2 loveable but wet stinky dogs is a test of patience. Let us just say the place is a mess. And there is no chocolate in the house. We did take a walk in nature's corridor today. My goodness the car is even worse. The child restraint car seat is like a compost heap. Even though there is a torrens pouring out of his nose and fevers have made him the grumpiest of grumpy, he still wanted to jump in every single puddle and "roll down, roll down roll down" the hill. I am a bit of a slack Mama aren't I?
Drinking lots of rose hip tea, grated ginger and manuka honey. Managed even a bit of baking. The days are short. When I am at home it just seems like forever cooking, cleaning, putting everything back into the cupboards that has been dragged out, constantly wiping little ones nose and washing the clothes that have been smeared with snot.
How my own Mother ever did it? Three young ones at home all under 4 at age 22 and then a single mother living in a housing commission flat. I am always thinking of what it really was like for her being alone looking after us girls. Yes these were my humble beginings. I have been very lucky. Now I have a warm house, an amazing supportive partner, a back up career and all the modern conveniences at my disposal. Ever so grateful.
Thank you for reading my rambles once again. It is just nice writing things down. Making a catalogue of my thoughts. I often feel that this may be quite banal to others. But I like to do it. More of a thrill though is reading the life and creations of others. I think that is what I enjoy most. And there are some amazing blogs and amazing creative people out there.
Hope this first week of winter finds you happy and healthy. Or if you are lucky enough to be so far North of us, savour every moment of the sun and warmth.